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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Mixed Media Collage Vignette of Faerie "Wisdom" ~ SOLD

My paper doll faerie named Wisdom, is a chip board doll within her own little land in a cardboard vignette, to which I have paper collaged, and embellished with natural items as well as that which I created. 

There is an actual crystal nesting in the corner on the stand.

The real roses are tiny ones that I coated in Mod Podge.

The Holy Stone at her feet is one that I created using clay and paint. 

"In Italian Witchcraft the holed stone is associated with fairies, and often referred to as the holy stone. It is considered a doorway, or key to the doorway, into the fairy kingdom. In Italian folk magic, it is believed these stones have the power to bind a fairy to one's service for a length of time." Wikipedia

QUOTE: "Wisdom entereth not into a malicious mind."
Rabelais (French writer 1494-1553)

13 tall x 5 wide ~inches ~ added width at top brings it up to 8 inches wide.

All Is Love ~ A Faerie

"All is Love" is a sweet little faerie who resides in her cottage in a magical land. I have painted a bit of chip board for my faerie. The stand is collaged and embellished in a way that only she designed. The little quote is:

"The gift is small, but love is all"

7 tall x 5 wide (inches)

$48.00 + Shipping

This creation can be found at my Etsy Store.

But if you do not shop on Etsy and wish to buy her, email me at christinelefever@comcast.net and we can take it from there.

Tillie, My Queen Anne Doll with Mache head, forearms and hands and a Cloth Body ~SOLD

Tillie is my rather fancy, 19 inch Queen Anne doll. She is for sale at my Etsy Store. This doll has been created with extremely stylish, silk garments and frivolously fun coiffures, but this particular model prefers a mere house dress and mob cap, at least of lace.

My Queen Anne Doll, Tess ~ SOLD

Tess is a cloth and mache doll. She is my design wherein I had a mold made of her so that she can be reproduced in liquid mache. Two of this model were in the film Felicity, complements of Warner Brothers a few years ago. The dolls are shown in the Colonial shop just behind the two performers portraying the little girl stars, one in particular, Felicity. (Said actor is the now renowned and wonderful Shailene Woodley.) Felicity is of course one of the American Girl Dolls!

My Tess is a 19 inch doll. In this case she is dressed in her Colonial styled shift and stays, over which is her pockets.

I see in this photo where a portion of one of her sleeves looks rather like a tube, but it's just a wrinkle. I only just saw this! Gulp.

Periodically I make for my Etsy Store a Tess. She is there now.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Marie L'ange ~ Marie the Angel (French of course) ~ SOLD

Dear Marie L'ange, represents the beauty of 18th. century French elegance. The meaning in French, to those who do not know, is Marie The Angel.

This mache head bust is permanently affixed within her glass dome. I have created a mixed media backdrop and adorned Marie in laces, jewelry and roses.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Altered Bottle ~ Happy Heart

I created this pretty altered art bottle in 2017 and sold it at a show in Battleground, Washington at a wonderful venue called El & Em. I like to keep a record of everything I have made in my art leanings, and had failed to keep one of this fun piece. Now I will be able to add it to my Pinterest account for posterity. That is why my blog is the first stop for these pictures.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Gorgeous House with a Mansard Roof

I love this style of mansion. Yes, I called it a house, but indeed, it is really a mansion. The mansard roof is a favorite of mine. I learned that in France one was charged a tax on each floor below the roof line, and so, architects got wise and designed the third floor to be above the roof line. No extra taxes. I am not 100% sure of this, but it sounds good!

The earliest known example of a mansard roof is credited to Pierre Lescot on part of the Louvre built around 1550. This roof design was popularized in the early 17th century by François Mansart (1598–1666), an accomplished architect of the French Baroque period.[5] It became especially fashionable during the Second French Empire (1852–1870) of Napoléon III.[6] Mansardin Europe also means the attic (garret) space itself, not just the roof shape[7] and is often used in Europe to mean a gambrel roof.

In any case, enjoy this picture of a beauty by my standards. Cheers! 🍷

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SOLD-Altered Make-Do Doll from Parts of Different Dolls

Here was a sweet little, antique, porcelain doll head, broken and in need of care. And then the very old body without a head. Of course, in my joining them I created a whole doll, albeit a make-do of sorts. I enjoy painting a little bit on old faces, bringing them back to life. This little doll's original painted eyes were faded to not even being there.

I am happy to announce that this dolly with the rosette on her dress is off to her new home in beautiful  New York!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fairy Princess in Pale Pink ~ SOLD

My latest fairy is a princess in pale pink. Made of spun cotton and sculpted Paper Clay, she is 8 inches tall and wears a dress made of early 1900's, very pale silk.

Thank you for visiting and viewing.

The Fairy Pledge ~ SOLD

This enchanting paper doll honors The Fairy Pledge with the following words:

If the fairy pledge you take 
         A flower fairy friend you'll make.

Be honest and true
Think good thoughts
Be nice to one another
Say please and thank you
Be cheerful
Listen to others
Plant flowers

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Paper Doll ~ Fairy With Mourning Dove SOLD

This is my newest paper doll. She is, of course, a fairy, and in fairyland there are wee doves just for them. This paper doll is 8 inches tall and is permanently adhered to her stand which brings the total piece up to 10 inches in height.